November 2016 – January 2017
To upgrade an old section of 250mm steel water main with 250mm PE – including the replacement of valves, hydrants, tees and lateral connections to properties.
The water shortage in Havelock North following the e-coli outbreak just a few months before the start of the project coupled with a need for more water pressure to residences during the coming summer months meant that time was of the essence on this project.
Public safety and disruption was also a concern as the work was to be carried out on a main roundabout during a busy time of year.
Although the project was planned for completion in January 2017, Drainways got the job done in December 2016.
June 2016 – July 2016
To replace a 100mm asbestos pipe with a new 150mm PVC pipe, including all lateral connections to the boundary.
The old asbestos main was constantly bursting and needed replacing right away. Not only was it a danger to the hundreds of school children who walked over it each day, it was also an ongoing headache for the residents it serviced, who could be without water for long periods until it was repaired.
Drainways was called in at short notice to fix the problem.
Despite having to fit the job into a hectic schedule, the team put in the extra hours to complete the work in under a month, with minimal disruption to the public or adjoining property owners.